This spiral galaxy is located in constellation Canes Venatici (hunting dogs) and it’s approximately 23 million light years away from earth.

Picture is not optimal, during post-processing I notices triangular stars. So next year I will point my telescope to M106 and collect the photons coming from there again.


Telescope:Newton 200/1000 mm
Aperture:200 mm
Focal length:1000 mm
MountSkywatcher EQ-6
AutoguidingOrion Mini Autoguider
Camera:Moravian instruments G2 8300M @-30C
Corrector:Baader MPCC
Filters:Baader LRGB
Exposure:12xL, 6RGB, 300s, bin 1x1